In order to receive your financial aid more easily, it may be useful to open a bank account in France.
Scholarships for international students
French public institutes offer a large number of scholarships for foreign students to help them finance their studies in France.
The Campus Bourses website lists all of the assistance provided by the States (French and foreign), regional authorities, companies, foundations and institutes of higher education. Filter your search by nationality, field and level of studies to find the assistance that corresponds to your profile.
More information: campusfrance.org/en/bursaries-foreign-students
The University of Franche-Comté offers a digital aid program to equip students who do not have a computer or internet connection to study. To take advantage of this service, please contact your tutor.
Financial aid for accomodation
As with French students, you may qualify for student accommodation financial aid from the CAF (Caisse d’allocations familiales – Family Benefits Agency).
Reductions in transport
Students benefit from preferential rates for their travel.
Consult the reduced fares offered by the various transport networks:
The SNCF’s regional network offers reduced fares for young people:
- Young people under 26: all year round, all TER trips between Bourgogne and Franche-Comté are half-price, no card to buy.
- Youth season ticket – 26 years old: up to 80% discount on daily journeys (TER or TER + bus)
With the Mobigo regional network, coach journeys cost €1.50.
More information: viamobigo.fr
Whether you are on a scholarship or not, housed in a university residence or not, the Crous Bourgogne-Franche-Comté offers financial aid (annual or one-off) for students who are experiencing serious difficulties.
To benefit from this, make an appointment with the Crous social service on the platform mesrdv.etudiant.gouv.fr.
More information: crous-bfc.fr/aides-sociales/les-differents-types-daides-financieres